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Clint had his ‘running through wheatfields’ moment in Tuesday’s update so apologies to anyone who was irked by our word search. Be confident that balance can be provided by reading the views of the Sun/Daily Mail/Telegraph/Times/Express/Financial Times.

Music then. Plenty of treats in this week’s update to help you make it through the night.


New:
With Robert Peston….

Also stuff by Phoenix, London Grammar and Tindersticks that came in so early in the week we’ve forgotten it already.

Reissues:
With Laura Kuenssberg….

Also we are getting more of the Vic Mars and Listening Center records on Polytechnic Youth. Book yours now.

Ant’s Electronic Round-Up:
Never lets his Perc tea towel be used to de-mist the caravan.

  • Cassette edition of Wojciech Golczewski’s score to sci-fi thriller 400 Days.
  • American Primitive meets computer music from Konrad Sprenger on PAN.
  • Maxwell Sterling's cult ‘Hollywood Medieval’ hypnagogic/hauntological/vaporwave album vinylized on The Death Of Rave.
  • 2LP of watery, liquid, bubbling ambient from Jim Coulter.
  • Ethereal ambient solo tape from Edward Simpson of Circuit Breaker as ELS.
  • Daniel Menche 3CD noise/drone/field recordings whopper on SIGE.
  • Limited repress of Objekt #1 - slick garage influenced banger.
  • Acidic / breaks driven party tackle from Luca Lozano. 300 copies w/ poster + sticker.
  • Inaugural release on Lord Of The Isles new label - classy warm techno/deep house.
  • DMX Krew lands on Jared Wilson’s 7777 label with some vintage Chicago informed acid house.
  • Pierre Mariétan and Benedict Drew sound collage/weirdo business on Mana.
  • Emotive, glacial techno from James Place on Umor Rex.
  • Late ‘70s and early ‘80s visions of the future tape from Meatbingo/Phono Ghosts chap Neil Scrivin.
  • Sterac Electronics limited sampler 12” aka Steve Rachmad.
  • Fine split tape of avant droners from René Margraff / Malte Cornelius Jantzen.
  • J.D. Emmanuel new age ambient, cult classic ‘Rain Forest Music’ reissued.
  • Drexciya style electro cuts from Obergman on brokntoys.
  • Electro-acid squelchers from Textasy on Natural Sciences.
  • Co La / Jeremy Hyman split a 12” in half.
  • Second installment in Palmbomen II’s ‘Memories of Cindy’ series. Super limited 12” on Beats In Space.
  • Pantha du Prince transforms his last album into ambient.
  • Nick Höppner reaches beyond techno and house on new album for his Ostgut Ton label.
  • Wee Paul Blackford 7” of hip-hop-tronica on CPU.
  • Repress from Dutch house whizz Young Marco.
  • Spacey, dubby gear for the wee hours from Echium on new label sferic
  • Superior bass clunkers from Bandshell.
  • Idiosyncratic Detroit techno from Terrence Dixon on Tresor.
  • J. Tijn techno stomper on Bedouin Records.

7”s.
A few dribblers…...

  • Quite a few legendary Studio One 7” re-issues on Soul Jazz.
  • Molly Nilsson has released a single called ‘Single’ just so you know.
  • Excellent hardcore grumps Anxiety.

And finally - here’s some things Phil got bitten by on his week's holiday: a guinea pig, a rabbit and a horse.

Credits:

Words: Clint, Robin and Ant.
Work: Phil, Kim, Robin, Jamie, Laurie, Nathon and anarchist Ian.

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Best records this week

According to our review team at least...

Tony Conrad

Ten Years Alive On The Infinite Plain

9/10 from Robin

The music of the warm and wonderful Tony Conrad has enjoyed a renaissance in the last few years, in part due to people finally coming into Outside of the Dream Syndicate -- hi...read on »

Sciahri

Quiet Witness

9/10 from Ant

Sciahri’s previous EP on Black Opal still gets plenty of spins, so I’ve been proper stoked for this one. As the neighbours car slips out of their driveway, it&rsqu...read on »

Drew McDowall

Unnatural Channel

9/10 from Ant

Despite the fact that Drew McDowall has been releasing records since the early 80’s, ‘Unnatural Channel’ is only his second solo album. For the uninitiated, ...read on »

Anxiety

Wild Life

8/10 from Robin

Glasgow’s most excellent hardcore grumps Anxiety return with a 7” of disaffected weird, a year or so after their absolutely brilliant self-titled debut. Having swa...read on »

H. Hawkline

I Romanticize

8/10 from Robin

When you clean your room so it’s tidy, but it’s still weird and upside down and accidentally a surrealist painting. That’s my domestic metaphor for how I fee...read on »

Banana

LIVE

8/10 from Robin

Only this weekend I was chastised for peeling the whole skin off of a banana before eating it, so I’m feeling very much distraught at having to review this record. I&rsq...read on »

Institute

Subordination

8/10 from Robin

Sacred Bones is ten years old. Think of all the pocket money it must have earned in its baby years! While we’re celebrating many an old release this week and remembering...read on »

Benedict Drew

Crawling Through Tory Slime

8/10 from Robin

A title apt for our week, our times and pretty much any era of existence, ‘Crawling Through Tory Slime’ is a real tap on the shoulder for our upcoming despair (TBA...read on »

Pierre Mariétan

Rose Des Vents

8/10 from Robin

Described by Clint as “the most annoying album of all time”, I’ve assigned myself to this one in the name of counterpoint. Full disclosure: he was concentrat...read on »

Cigarettes After Sex

Cigarettes After Sex

8/10 from Clinton

Again, why would you call a band that? Terrible terrible name.  I’d be surprised if this album is being talked about in ten years time and it’s all because of...read on »

Echium

Synthetic Space

8/10 from Jamie

Think neon shop signs glaring through rain-streaked night-bus windows around 2 AM, because I am. Oh, excuse me reader: I am listening to the artificial sounds of Echium and th...read on »

Gloam

Hex Of Nine Heads

8/10 from Robin

Always worth trusting Gilead to bring the heavy, so hearing them describe Gloam’s ‘Hex of Nine Heads’ as “one of the best black metal tapes of 2015&rdq...read on »

Thalassa

Bonds Of Prosperity

8/10 from Robin

Massive. Massive rocks. Massive rocks falling down a hill, onto other rocks. In slow motion. Your teeth grinding as it happens. In even slower motion. These are essentially al...read on »

The Heliocentrics

A World Of Masks

8/10 from Robin

Overwrought with a bunch of things we’ll call stuff, the Heliocentrics have moved the planets together here for a record of cosmic experiments that happen around songs. ...read on »

Electric Sewer Age

Moon’s Milk In Final Phase

8/10 from Ant

‘Moon’s Milk In Final Phase’ was originally issued in 2012 on the Divine Frequency label and is comprised of four tracks from Peter ‘Sleazy’ Chri...read on »

Last Days

Seafaring

8/10 from Jamie

Last Days’ Graham Richardson is still preoccupied by seas and oceans, and has been since 2006’s ‘Sea’; this time it’s Seafaring. Perhaps his obse...read on »

Jim Coulter

Haar

8/10 from Jamie

I don’t know what it is about the sea inspiring the work of musicians these days, but it works for me. I’m on my second review today of a duo of records which are ...read on »

154

Strike

8/10 from Ant

Originally released on Delsin back in 2004, it’s great to have this beauty of an album reissued and affordable, as original copies will set you back pure wonga. 154 and ...read on »

Fleet Foxes

Crack-Up

8/10 from Laurie

The office folks thought it would be a good idea to get me to review a popular ethereal folk rock record, but they should have known it would be a fool’s errand. I mean,...read on »

Konrad Sprenger

Stack Music

8/10 from Ant

Joerg Hiller aka Konrad Sprenger uses computer-controlled multi-channel electric guitar. informed by the American primitive movement he creates beautifully layered string tape...read on »

Featured albums

Angelo Badalamenti
ELS
René Margraff / Malte Cornelius Jantzen
Palmbomen II
Echium
Maxwell Sterling
Young Marco
Konrad Sprenger
Sterac Electronics
Wojciech Golczewski
The New Year
Paul Blackford
Benedict Drew
Textasy
Co La / Jeremy Hyman
Vic Mars
Listening Center
London Grammar
Neil Scrivin
Nick Höppner
Kamikaze Girls
James Place
SUMS
J.D. Emmanuel
Slow Dancer
Pantha du Prince
J. Tijn
Obergman
Daniel Menche
Pierre Mariétan
The Heliocentrics
Eyelids
Jim Coulter
DMX Krew w/ Yuri Suzuki
Temple Ov BBV
Bandshell
Jad Fair & Kramer
Lord Of The Isles
Terrence Dixon
Phoenix
Anxiety
Luca Lozano
Objekt
Pega Monstro
Kikagaku Moyo
Molly Nilsson
Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, James McAlister
Gloam
Last Days
Cigarettes After Sex
Tindersticks
Fleet Foxes
The Supreme Jubilees